Best Albums of 1970

Listed below are the best albums of 1970 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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1970 year summaryThe best artists of 1970 were Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, John Lennon, George Harrison, Van Morrison, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, The Stooges and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
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1970
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21,694
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19,294
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14,301
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12,801
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12,477
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11,000
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10,958
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10,892
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9,712
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8,654
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Total albums: 938. Page 1 of 94

Best Albums of 1970 composition

Country Albums %


United States 420 45%
United Kingdom 257 27%
Germany 31 3%
Brazil 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Canada 20 2%
Italy 19 2%
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Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
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4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
14. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
15. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
16. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
17. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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